'American Idol' auditions: How to try out online, in person for next season

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Sandy Kenyon reports from the American Idol auditions being held all day in Brooklyn.

The auditions for the next season of "American Idol" are officially underway, and there's still plenty of time for your chance to be on the show.

You can audition online, in person or both.

To audition online, you must first confirm your eligibility through a registration process, and then you can submit an audition video. The video must meet certain requirements. For example, you must sing alone, and you must either sing a capella or with an instrument you are playing (so no background music). You must submit by Nov. 11. Visit American Idol's audition website for a full list of rules and instructions.

To audition in person, come to one of the bus tour stops. You can register ahead of time for one of these dates by visiting American Idol's audition website.

Here's the full list of 2019 stops. The show said that dates and locations are subject to change.

New York, NY - July 23

Mobile, AL - August 20

Macon, GA - August 23

Tallahassee, FL - August 23

Santa Barbara, CA - August 23

Baton Rouge, LA - August 25

Columbia, SC - August 26

Las Vegas, NV - August 26

Waco, TX - August 27

Knoxville, TN - August 29

Salt Lake City, UT - August 29

Colorado Springs, CO - September 1

Raleigh, NC - September 1

Washington, D.C. - September 4

Wichita, KS - September 4

San Jose, CA - September 6

Pittsburgh, PA - September 7

Springfield, IL - September 7

Spokane, WA - September 8

Detroit, MI - September 10

Nashville, TN - September 18

Chicago, IL - September 21

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